Author: Celina Coming, Author at ACLU of Ohio

  • 02.22.18

    What is a Mayor’s Court?

    A mayor’s court is a local-level court that hears cases about traffic violations, minor misdemeanors, and other offenses that cannot result in jail time, and they only operate in Ohio and Louisiana. In Ohio, someone does not have to be a judge, or even have a law degree, to hear cases in mayor’s courts.